Living Room

Without much to be done in the bedroom (we couldn’t cut framing because of all the rain) and having to take turns in the bathroom, I spent a large portion of my time in the living room.



By this point, I was way too tired to clean up before I took pics.  I removed the couch and even though you can’t tell, the carpet is almost all pulled up. The area beneath the dinette is still attached so I left all the other carpet laying where it was. Trust me, it’s ready to toss.


One reason I removed the couch is to see what was behind the mismatched paneling.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized it had to be hiding some real damage.


livingroom2Duct tape. It fixes everything.

Normally, I would be pretty mad at this point. See, I bought the RV from a woman whose daughter needed to sell it because she was getting divorced etc. I made it very clear I was interested, even with the other water damage. I just wanted to know before hand everything I was getting into.  They told me the RV was stored inside. I should have known that was a lie since they also claimed to have never seen the other stuff, which was an obvious lie.

Here is how I know they really lied. They told me they had someone install the awning.  The damage above and the damage in the bathroom/bedroom, are direct results from improper installation of said awning.  They are the ones who had to put the duct tape on, they are the ones who had to put the mismatched paneling up to cover the duct tape.

The reason I’m not mad? It was still a good deal and I was planning on pulling down that wall anyway. I just wish they had been honest. I would have still bought it. I may have tried to lower the price, but not by much. It’s a shame that you have to assume people are lying these days.  It was pretty clear they weren’t being 100% honest. As I said though, even with the water damage it was a good deal. I can fix the damage. They probably wouldn’t have been able to fix it themselves. Paying someone to do this would have been ridiculously expensive.  I’m in a better position to take care of it, which I knew before I bought it.

I figure removing the awning and selling it will most likely recover anything I would have negotiated off the price. The awning was just a  perk I wasn’t even looking for.

About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.